Monday, October 15, 2018

Gamer Symphony Orchestra Small Ensemble Concert - 10/21

The Gamer Symphony Orchestra is back to bring you our semesterly Small Ensemble
Concert! This concert features small-scale video game music arrangements that were prepared by
our members outside of regular rehearsal time. They are working hard to present to you the best
of what the GSO has to offer!


The Small Ensemble Concert will be on Sunday, October 21st starting at 7:00pm in
Gildenhorn Hall at The Clarice. Tickets are required, but completely free: visit The Clarice's
ticketing page here to get yours!


For more information, visit umd.gamersymphony.org.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Alternate Spring Break Trip 2019

NORTH CAROLINA | HABITAT FOR HUMANITY | UMD ENGINEERING | ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS
Are you interested in traveling, serving, bonding with other students, and eating well during your Spring Break? 
YOU should apply for the Engineering Alternative Spring Break Trip in North Carolina!!!

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Apply your engineering knowledge, and serve on a build site with Habitat for Humanity Sandhills, NC along with a group of other UMD Engineering Students!

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Don't miss out on this opportunity to make the best use of your Spring Break!

Apply via this Google Form before October 31st 11:59pm!

We hope you can join us!

-EASB 2019 Trip Leaders

Apply to be an HONR100 Section Leader

University Honors is recruiting students for the HONR100 Section Leader Program. You can apply to teach individually or as part of a team.  

Section Leader applications are accepted on rolling basis. The application is short and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Final due date to apply is Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 p.m.

University Honors is looking for talented students to teach HONR100 in fall 2019. HONR100 is a 1-credit course for new Honors students and assists them in transitioning to the university.

Section Leaders are responsible for teaching and mentoring approximately 15 new University Honors students through their first semester. The Section Leader creates lesson plans, facilitates weekly discussions, grades assignments and maintains class records.

Students selected for the Section Leader program receive 3 credits for participating in the training program and for teaching HONR100. Section Leaders earn 1-credit for successfully completing the training course in spring 2019 and 2 credits for teaching in fall 2019. Combined these credits will count toward the UH Citation. There are 3 options for the spring Section Leader training course and student must enroll in either the Monday, Wednesday or Thursday class.

  • Mondays: 4:00-6:00 p.m        OR
  • Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  OR
  • Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA to be selected for the Section Leader Program.

Interested students should complete the google application by Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 p.m.  in order to be considered for an interview. The form is short and should take only a few minutes to complete. Once the application is complete you will be contacted to set up your interview.

There are 2 interviews. The first is an introduction and the second is a 10-15 minute facilitated, interactive, mini-workshop on a topic of your choice. The presentation does not need to be fully worked out in the application. There will be time to discuss your presentation during the first interview. More information about the 2nd interview and the facilitated interactive workshop is embedded in the application.
If you have questions or to schedule your interview, please contact Liza Lebrun at 301-405-3049 or  LLebrun@umd.edu

Harriet Tubman Trip 10/20

As part of our Migrations theme programming (an offshoot of the campus’s Year of Immigration), College Park Scholars is offering an excursion next Saturday, October 20 to the Harriet Tubman Byway on the Eastern Shore. The goal is to give students the opportunity for hands-on exploration of the history of slavery in Maryland and Tubman’s key role in the Underground Railroad as a form of liberatory migration. The trip is an all-day commitment. The bus will leave from Cambridge Hall at 8:45 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. At the moment, we still have plenty of seats available, so I am writing to invite Honors students to join in the adventure. There will be a $10 charge for the trip, which will cover the tour, light breakfast, and lunch. It’s a good deal and a cool opportunity to build community across a range of programs.

Here is a link to the sign-up form, which has more details about the itinerary: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfExIb3uDQu1MRyQIG5_G2Q-lD6OG_jKCKUMhwMU47KlhckAQ/viewform. Jess Krenek, administrative coordinator for Scholars, will serve as chaperone and guide on the excursion. Students can contact her with questions at jkrenek@umd.edu or at 314-2777.
 
 

Preventing Sexual Assault at the University of MD hosts annual Slut Walk 10/19

 On October 19, from 11 to 1:30 on Mckeldin Mall, Preventing
Sexual Assault at the University of Maryland will be hosting our annual Slut
Walk. It is a nationally recognized event where sexual assault victims and
their supporters come together and march around campus in order to show their
our voices cannot be silenced until there is change. Preventing Sexual
Assault at Maryland will also be providing resources for victims and their
friends and families. 

enTERPreneur, an all-inclusive entrepreneurship club - Meeting 10/18


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Volunteer to be a Marshal at Honors Awards Ceremony

Please consider volunteering as a Marshal for the Fall 2018 Honors College Citation Ceremony on Friday, November 2. This is a celebratory event at which we recognize students who have completed their Honors College requirements and have earned their Citation. Here are the details:

Event: Honors College Citation Ceremony
Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 3:00 - 6:30 PM
Location: Memorial Chapel
Duties: Help set up for the event, greet and usher guests, help clean up after the event
Attire: We will provide you with a free Marshal t-shirt



If you are able to help, please sign up here by Friday, October 26. Questions? Contact Dr. Erin Wessell, Associate Director, at ewessell@umd.edu

Be Yourself, Make a Difference: Neurodiversity

"One of the most powerful things I have learned as a teacher, is that there are many different paths to the mastery of concepts and the acquisition of knowledge. For example, some of us learn new things best when our teacher is able to make between a new idea and something we are already familiar with. Others of us need to do things (draw pictures, build prototypes, design experiments, write) in order to understand things. 

Such differences in learning, and as well as those associated with ADHD, dyslexia, discalculia, and the autism spectrum, because they are differences, are valued not only here at the University, but also in the professional world. 

If you are interested in learning more, think about finding time for the event below."

Susan Dwyer
Executive Director
Honors College
Anne Arundel Hall
tel 301.405.6771 | fax 301.405.6723




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Be Yourself, Make a Difference: Neurodiversity

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
University Career Center  3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing

Join leaders from Accenture Federal Services in an interactive workshop to help you define and embrace your authentic self to make a difference in the workplace and your life. 

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that refers to a new dimension of diversity and inclusion at work. It includes conditions such as autism (including Asperger’s syndrome), dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, learning style differences, ADHD, and mental health issues. Increasingly employers are looking for neurodiversity to increase productivity and market share and to spark innovation and creativity. Come meet Accenture staff who welcome neurodiversity, and learn to embrace your authentic self and succeed.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NOAA Hollings Scholarship - Environmental Sciences and Policy

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for Sophomores

Attention SOPHOMORES studying atmospheric and oceanic sciences, environmental engineering, environmental sciences and policy, or ANY major with a strong environmental focus or interest!!! In the last three years, 17 Maryland students have won awards worth up to $9,500 annually along with paid summer research internships (see award benefits below)!!!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2019. US Citizenship, sophomore (2nd year) status, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required to apply.

The National Scholarships Office is offering information sessions for students interested in learning more about the Hollings Scholarship program ­ please write to noaahollings@umd.edu  indicating which session you plan to attend (if you cannot attend but are interested, write to the same address):

Tuesday, October 16 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 17 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 pm– ­2403 Marie Mount Hall

AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with a hands-on research experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education project. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at noaahollings@umd.edu

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2019

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Francis DuVinage, Director ­ Leslie Brice, Assistant Director­ www.scholarships.umd.edu 

Friday, October 5, 2018

UMD-SLLC Winter 2019 Study Abroad in Seville (Taught in English-Honors Credit)

The course is taught in English and fulfills HONR248E Honors Seminar: Cultures of the Contact Zones - Seville, Al-Andalus and the Atlantic World (3crs). It is a 3 weeks program, that includes visits to Italica, Córdoba, Cadiz and Granada.  There is a new dateline: October 15th at 11:59 pm.



Winter is Coming!.. Study in Spain this January with UMD!

We are excited to announce that UMD students will have the opportunity to study in Seville, Spain this January! TAUGHT IN ENGLISH!

Dateline extended: October 15th at 11:59 pm.

Students will explore the Mediterranean and Transatlantic contexts that have influenced and shaped Spain’s history. Course credit can be given for  HONR248E.

This engaging program includes excursions to monuments such as La Alhambra of Granada and The Cathedral-Mosque of Córdoba, among others.
 
For more information about the program details and itinerary, contact:
Ginette Eldredge, Program Director, at geldredg@umd.edu

For general assistance and help applying, contact
EA Short-Term Programs at eashortterm@umd.edu

Visit our page at: Winter Term - Seville 2019

Winter is Coming: Study in Spain this January with UMD!
Just Click to be redirect to our page
 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2019 - New Info Sessions!

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?

ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - JAPANESE - RUSSIAN - TURKISH - SWAHILI -
INDONESIAN - HINDI - BANGLA - PERSIAN - PORTUGUESE - PUNJABI - URDU - AZERBAIJANI

Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?

EGYPT - JORDAN - MOROCCO - OMAN  - TUNISIA - CHINA - SOUTH KOREA - RUSSIA -
TURKEY - INDIA - TAJIKISTAN - BANGLADESH - AZERBAIJAN - INDONESIA - JAPAN - BRAZIL

Learn more about the CLS summer 2019 scholarships  – and about preparing a
strong application by the November 27, 2018 deadline – by
attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program.  



--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to
clscholarship@umd.edu to be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS - include your umd.edu email address or your UID in your reply.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2018

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently
enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A
GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian require one or
two years of previous study of these languages – click here for details.

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website
at  http://www.clscholarship.org/
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SEO Career Summer 2019 Paid Diversity Internships

For over 35 years, SEO Career has been the nation’s premier professional development and internship program for high achieving Black, Hispanic and Native American college students.  Our comprehensive program provides coaching, training, exposure to industry leaders, a lifelong alumni network and exclusive access to coveted roles at some of the world’s most prestigious companies including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, USAA, General Motors and Bank of America.  You can access a full list of our partners by visiting our website More than 80% of recent interns received full-time employment offers from SEO Career partners - all of which are Fortune 500 companies.

It takes 10 minutes to complete the first part of the application - no essays.  We encourage students to submit their applications as soon as possible.  Applications are reviewed as they are received.  Students can access the application here.

Watch a 2-minute video on how SEO is propelling human potential and turning untapped potential into newfound greatness!